Iain D, our Chair, led this ride and writes:
Seven of us gathered on a crisp and bright December morning in the village of Moulton, despite some of the quieter roads in the area having turned a noticeable shade of white. We headed off through Holcot (the bend of the bottom of the hill had been gritted!) and through Hannington and Isham to Burton Latimer.
We passed the Weetabix factory okay but things went a little bit awry in Barton Seagrave. It seems the ride leader was following the route he’d planned, not the route RideWithGPS had published, but after a bit of frantic searching round the housing estate (while others were resting by the Ise Garden Centre), the group got itself back together and headed out to Twywell and Woodford. This minor hiatus did at least give the sun a chance to clear most of the remaining frost.
Woodford Mill was as welcoming as ever (I believe it was the second visit of the week for some of our riders!) although in deference to the weather we sat inside instead of taking our usual riverside table.
The trip home passed garden centre in Burton Latimer and then proceeded up the Slips to Great Harrowden before the group returned to Moulton, with plenty of daylight to spare as promised.
R … Iain
PS: I didn’t make it back to Moulton. After the rear brake failing yet again on the Galaxy I limped back to Kettering from the Blue Bridge turning. My thanks to Brian for taking over the ride at that point.